Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 20, 2002

R.l. Blossom – Second Bancorp Inc (secd)

R. L. (RICK) BLOSSOM became President and Chief Executive Officer of Second National Bank and President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Bancorp Incorporated, the one-bank holding company and parent of Second National Bank, on December 6, 1999. On May 9, 2001, Mr. Blossom was elected chairman of Second National Bank and Second Bancorp. Mr. Blossom previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hamilton, Ohio-based First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio, a $1 billion bank which operates 31 retail banking centers in four southwestern Ohio counties. A graduate of Miami University and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Blossom currently serves the Ohio Bankers Association as a member of the Board of Directors of Ohio BankPac and a member of the OBA's Government Relations Council. He attended the American Bankers Association's Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Cornell University's Business of Banking School, graduate seminars in leasing at the University of Wisconsin, and the advanced commercial loan program of the Bank Management Institute. In the Hamilton community, Mr. Blossom served on the board of directors of the Hamilton Economic Development Corporation and the finance committee of the Fitton Center of Creative Arts. He was also Chairman of the Butler County United Way's 1999 fundraising campaign. A graduate of Leadership Hamilton, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Blossom is a member of the executive committee for the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Trumbull County United Way, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, and Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. Second National Bank, headquartered in Warren, Ohio, provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking, trust, insurance and investment products and services. Second Bancorp stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the stock symbol SECD. From a small, Warren- based bank, Second National has evolved to a full-service financial services company with assets of $1.72 billion, as of April 30, 2002. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Second

Bancorp, Inc., and a picture of what you're doing at the present


Mr. Blossom: Second Bancorp and its wholly owned